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The Resource Great is the truth : secrecy, scandal, and the quest for justice at the Horace Mann School, Amos Kamil, Sean Elder

Great is the truth : secrecy, scandal, and the quest for justice at the Horace Mann School, Amos Kamil, Sean Elder

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Great is the truth : secrecy, scandal, and the quest for justice at the Horace Mann School
Title
Great is the truth
Title remainder
secrecy, scandal, and the quest for justice at the Horace Mann School
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Amos Kamil, Sean Elder
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Language
eng
Summary
"A shocking exposé of sexual abuse and the struggle for justice at one of America's most prestigious schools The Horace Mann School, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, represents the pinnacle of private education. With all its accolades and prestige, few could have anticipated the scandal that erupted in 2012 when The New York Times Magazine ran a cover story by the journalist and Horace Mann alumnus Amos Kamil detailing a decades-long pattern of sexual abuse by teachers. In Great Is the Truth, Kamil and his coauthor, Sean Elder, uncover the full story of what happened at Horace Mann, and recount what has occurred in the aftermath of Kamil's watershed article. With craft and poise, they reveal a high-stakes environment of demanding academics and barely hidden debauchery, where many faculty members exploited their unchecked and undue influence to horrifying ends. Fast-forwarding to the present, Kamil and Elder relate how survivors emerged and petitioned for redress with the aid of celebrity lawyers while administrators and trustees scrambled to protect the school and themselves. They also look closely at how other schools have responded to scandal, often with far greater compassion and candor. How can institutions rectify their complicity in abuse and prevent it from recurring? How can victims achieve their due? "Great is the truth and it prevails, " may be the motto of Horace Mann, but for many alumni, the truth remains all too hard to come by"--
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1964-
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Kamil, Amos
Dewey number
364.15/309747275
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6568.N5
LC item number
.K36 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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Elder, Sean
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  • TRUE CRIME / General
  • EDUCATION / Organizations & Institutions
  • Sex crimes
  • Horace Mann School (New York, N.Y.)
  • Preparatory schools
  • Social justice
  • Horace Mann School (New York, N.Y.)
  • Preparatory schools
  • Sex crimes
  • Social justice
  • New York (State)
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Great is the truth : secrecy, scandal, and the quest for justice at the Horace Mann School, Amos Kamil, Sean Elder
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/625/9780374166625/image/lgcover.9780374166625.jpg
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Includes index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1623710
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9780374166625
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2015010132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1623710
  • (OCoLC)910914732
Label
Great is the truth : secrecy, scandal, and the quest for justice at the Horace Mann School, Amos Kamil, Sean Elder
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/625/9780374166625/image/lgcover.9780374166625.jpg
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1623710
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9780374166625
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2015010132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1623710
  • (OCoLC)910914732

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